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phone hacking hearing. british lawmakers take aim at rupert murdoch and his son. >> a scandal that as shaken an entire nation. >> i'm jessica kartalija. >> don scott. >> british politicians grilled rupert murdoch and his son james in london. they want answers about that phone hacking accusation but has the media im empire reeling. as charlie d'agata reports, a scuffle broke out in the hearing room just moments ago. >> reporter: media giant ruche -- rupert murdoch faced lawmakers. murdoch's son james apologized for phone hacking at the "news of the world" newspaper.
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>> a great regret. >> reporter: politicians fired questions at the murdochs all on live tv. >> ultimately you have responsibility for the whole fiasco. >> no. >> you're not responsible. who is responsible? >> the people i trussed to run it and then maybe the people he trusted. >> reporter: murdoch is accused of tapping voice mails of murder victims, politicians, even 9/11 victims. >> we have seen no evidence of that at all. >> reporter: the murdochs are walking a tight rope here giving lawmakers the information they're looking for without incriminating themselves and lying to lawmakers is a crime in it se. former "news of the world" editor rebekah brooks will choose her words carefully. a separate committee grilled london's chief of police who
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resigned because of allegations that he took bribes. officers used to work for murdoch's "news of the world" tabloid. >> wjz is learning more about that scuffle that just broke out a protester rushed rupert murdoch. his wife jumped up to defend him. the man was described as having white foam on his face. the hearing has been suspended. stay with wjz news at 4, 5 and 6:00. more allegations of cheating, not with schools, but emt cadets. good afternoon, derrick. >> reporter: the fire chief has suspended all training after a state investigation found cadets
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had testing materials in advance of their exam. when lives are on the line, knowledge matters. that's why fire paramedics must past state certcation testing but a state agency found cheating. they said a recent class of about 20 baltimore cadets had a copy in advance,up setting the chief james clack. >> one of the state examiners found a test out in the open and from there they launched an investigation. >> reporter: the testing took place at public safety training facility on swriewn 14. the chief said he does not know whether instructors or cadets are to blai. the they are conducting an investigation during which all ems training has been suspend.
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cadets will be retested before they work on the streets. >> we want to make sure our emts are fully qualified to be on the streets and we will certainly do that. >> reporter: the city investigation into the cleating scandal is expected to take up to two weeks. the president of the firefighters union was not available for comment on the story. derek valcourt reporting. >> that exam was administered by the maryland institute for emergency medical services. we haven't seen too much son so far today, but that hasn't helped keep the temperatures down. taking a live look, the oppressive heat and humidity is setting in. wjz is live with first warning weather. you can see it, cut it with a knife. bernadette woods is tracking the dangerous temperatures. >> we're going to start out with
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first warning doppler radar. there's actually a cold front going through. despite the fact there's a cold front going through, there's not much relief. temperatures are soaring. tomorrow they're going to continue to soar. basically, we started out the day in the 70s and 80s. we're coming in with 90s across the region. we saw 88 last hour. having a little problem with the computer, but trust me, it's already up to 92 degrees. >> you just have to walk outside. the nation's midwest already as several days of that dangerous heat. the weather was hot enough to buckle the pavement in high want the heat index got up to 126 degrees in parts of the state. cooling centers are open across much of the country to help people deal with the scorching
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conditions. baltimore city police have identified the man when a stolen car crashed into his van. he's a long time school teacher and musician. mary bubala has more. >> good afternoon. the accident happened saturday afternoon at bell and ferndale avenues. police say a shooting suspect had stole man car near mon domen shopping center. the suspect crashed into the van of 60-year-old wendall hairyston who died. harrisston taught public schools for nearly four decades and at one point led a jazz group made up of students at winston middle school. >> police have one person in custody in connection with the crash but are looking for another. the trial begins today for a teenage girl charged with
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fatally shooting a man during a robbery attempt. arteesha holt held up two men near patterson park. polt became enraged and opened fire when the two men started laughing at her. holt's brother is charged with helping her get away. a suspected drug dealer is facing a number of charges after leading police on a high speed chase. 22-year-old dare ron simpson took off when he was spotted dealing drugs. police say he forced an officer's cruiser off the park way and drove to arun dill mills mall. the tea party will have it safe today as the house of representatives votes on a debt package. with the deadline now exactly two weeks away, here's danielle nottingham with the latest for wjz. >> reporter: house lawmakers
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vote today on a tea party plan to raise the debt limit. it's called cut, cap and balance. the proposal cuts federal spending back to 2004 levels, caps it there and adds an constitutional amendment requiring the government balance its budget every year. >> what we get are real cuts in spending and real reforms in place that will make sure this problem never, ever happens again. >> reporter: the plan is expected to pass in the house but fail in the senate. >> this really isn't about balancing the budget but scoring political points. >> reporter: white house officials president obama will veto the bill if it ever reaches his desk. the next step may be a bipartisan plan that gives the power to raise the debt ceiling on his own. senate majority leader harry reid and minority leader mitch mcconnell are working on that. it calls on the president to lay
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out spending cuts and gives lawmakers the power to block it. >> the president's goal was to raise the debt limit without spending cuts or long term fiscal reforms. not even the president can claim to sport status quo anymore. >> reporter: senators will be working every day, including weekends. if they don't pass a plan by august 2nd, the government could find itself unable to pay its bills. in washington, danielle nottingham. >> a senate version would also establish a commission charged with proposing more spending cuts and reforms for congress. a baltimore-based hospital is once again named the nation's best. for the 22nd year in a projohns hopkins is ranked one by u.s. news world and report and the university of maryland medical center was ranked second.
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>> 22 years in a row. we'll update you on breaking news. rupert murdoch attacked at a phone hacking scandal hearing. when we could see the national football league back open. and a live look outside. this heat continues to build over the city. meteorologist bernadette woods is tracking the stifling temperatures and your updated first warning forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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business. the league looks to save the upcoming season. sources say team executives were told an agreement may be just days away. representatives of every team are expected to meet tomorrow in washington, d.c. to prepare for a possible vote on a new collective bargaining agreement. the space shuttle atlantis is headed back to earth for the final time. the astronauts disembarked early this morning after spending eight days orbiting earth. the crew left behind supplies. atlantis is expected to return to florida thursday. if you find yourself in the sittive of brotherly love, make sure you watch where you're goafnlgt philly will crack down on texting while walking. people walking while looking down with their phones may get a citation and it could cost you
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welcome back. here are those numbers, warming up. 92 degrees already in baltimore. 90 in d.c. when you factor in the dew points, it's incredibly high. 100 in baltimore. 100 in elkton. it is definitely stifling outside. take a look at these winds. they turn around to the north. there's not a whole lot of relief behind this cold front. as we head over the next few hours we could see a few more pop up with the front passing by behind this temperatures are still pretty high. it's still very warm. so we may cool down a little bit tonight compared to the 77 of last night maybe getting down to 70. tomorrow we go right back up. all of this heat that we've been tracking will continue to move in our direction. so we've got the one front
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passing by today. tomorrow still the slight chance for a late day shower or thunderstorm from it. then it gets out of here. once that leaves us, all of that heat will flood into the region. although it is hot now temperatures are only going up for the second half of the week and we're talking about close to triple digits by friday afternoon. another thing going on, this is tropical storm bret. winds 50 miles an hour. it's moving off to the north, northeast, starting to pick up speed. that front is moving through our hour. it's protecting the east coast of the united states and kicking bret out to sea. there may be rip tides along some of the beaches but the storm will stay out to sea. our forecaster, it's going to be a muggy one. temperatures going up a couple degrees. so tonight we go down to 71. tomorrow go right back up. 94 for our high, the slight chance for a late day thunderstorm tomorrow. after that the numbers keep
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welcome back. we've been talking about the heat. we are going up, up, up. 93 tomorrow. 98 on thursday. friday almost 100 degrees. there's going to be another front coming our way. maybe a shower thunderstorm ahead of it friday afternoon. chance of shower saturday and
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sunday still at 95 degrees. >> ponytail weather. don't miss tonight's cbs lineup. at 10:00 it's 48 hours mystery followed by eyewitness news at 11. >> thank you for watching eyewitness news, maryland's news station. >> i'm jessica kartalija. >> don scott. medicare. it doesn't cover everything. and what it doesn't cover can cost you some money. that's why you should consider an aarp... medicare supplement insurance plan... insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. all medicare supplement insurance plans can help pay... some of what medicare doesn't, so you could save... thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses. call now for this free information kit and medicare guide. if you're turning 65 or you're already on medicare... you should know about this card -- it's the only one of its kind endorsed by aarp;
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